We have provided community-based education to pregnant women and families with young children for more than 20 years through our MOMobile® and Early Head Start programs, and in special initiatives as part of the Philadelphia Parenting Collaborative. Why? Because Maternity Care Coalition is committed to ensuring that families in the communities we serve have access to resources and information that will help improve their health and wellbeing.
- We reach out to families in Philadelphia and in Delaware and Montgomery Counties to assist them with obtaining health and social service support
- We offer a Family Home-Based Parenting Program through our MOMobile® and Early Head Start (EHS) services. We use the Florida State University Center for Prevention & Early Intervention “Partners for a Healthy Baby” Home Visiting Curriculum. This evidence-based curriculum covering pregnancy to 36 months is a nationally recognized approach to parent education.
- We provide parenting education to parents of children at risk for child abuse and neglect. Our Parenting Education Program targets vulnerable pregnant women and parents/caregivers of very young children (ages 0-3), including incarcerated women, women with substance abuse problems, and women with both substance abuse and mental health problems.
- Our specially-trained HIV Advocates work with women to reduce their risk of contracting HIV and AIDS through our targeted prevention programs. Advocates provide education to clients enrolled in our programs and group interventions to women in community settings such as shelters, substance abuse treatment facilities, and hospitals.